Celtic v Aberdeen Scottish Cup date and ticket allocations confirmed

The Celtic v Aberdeen Scottish Cup semi-final will played first ahead of theRangers v Hearts match and the ticket allocations look particularly promising for Celtic supporters.

According to a report in Edinburgh Evening News, Celtic will take on Aberdeen at lunchtime on Saturday 20 April, with the game kicking off 12.30pm while theRangers will play Hearts the following day, Sunday 21 April with that semi-final kicking off at 3pm.

All four clubs have had discussions with the Scottish FA about dates and ticket allocations and on the later it’s good news for Celtic as Aberdeen’s request for a 50/50 split has apparently been rejected by the SFA who obviously want to sell out both semi-finals and indeed the final.

The Celtic v Aberdeen match will be broadcast live on both BBC Scotland and Viaplay while the other semi-final will be shown exclusively on Viaplay.

Both theRangers and Hearts are set to receive an even allocation of tickets with an initial 21,000 briefs being given to each side. If Hearts sell out their allocation there’s every chance that that game will have a 50/50 split.

However unlike Hearts’ request, Aberdeen wish for an equal split with Celtic has been REJECTED by the Scottish FA. Perhaps because the match is live on BBC Scotland, or maybe the SFA has been referring back to previous Aberdeen ticket sales at the national stadium. There is bound to be grumblings about this and also the early kick-off time, although you never hear Celtic (or indeed theRangers) fans moaning about having to get up to Pittodrie for lunchtime kick-offs.

Aberdeen have been given 19,000 tickets for the semi-final and presumably if they sell those there will be more available. Otherwise the rest will go to Celtic (excluding fat-cats).

Prices for both semis are as follows: Adults £30/40, over-65s and under-16s £15/£20. Wheelchair users prices are: Adults £12/£22, over-65s and under-16s £10/12.

Celtic are of course the Scottish Cup holders and have won the cup more times than any club dead or alive. Let’s win it again Brendan and the Bhoys! COYBIG!


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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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